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Jan 16 2020

The Breakfast Club (Preservation Of The Future)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

This Day in History

Start of Operation Desert Storm; Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off; Prohibition takes effect; Shah of Iran flees into exile; musical “Hello Dolly” opens.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.

Dian Fossey

Breakfast News

Virginia vote sets up fight over women’s rights constitutional amendment

Warning of ‘serious threats’ Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally

Judge halts Trump’s order allowing states to block refugees

Aviation experts puzzled after airliner dumps fuel over city

Lawyer says prosecutors intentionally scuttled Bundy case

US lobster industry hopes new deal renews trade with China

Researchers tie massive Pacific seabird die-off to heat wave

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

UN court to rule next week in Rohingya genocide case

Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

100s of migrants advance to Guatemala from Honduras

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

Grrrrr! Angry herders secure bear ban from France’s Macron

‘Amazing’: New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species

Breakfast Blogs

Nancy Pelosi Savaged House Republicans While Sending Off the Articles of Impeachment Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Parnas Files Raise the Import of DOJ’s Failure to Connect-the-Dots on the Whistleblower Complaint emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Charlottesville Redux? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Goon squad Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The President, His Relationship with Intelligence, and the Soleimani Strike Douglas London, Just Security

Testimony and Executive Privilege in the Senate Impeachment Trial Jonathan Shaub, Lawfare

A Radical Idea Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 612 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Reminder: If You Defend Trump, You’re Not Just Defending a Criminal. You’re Enabling an Idiot. The Rude Pundit, at his blog

WTF Do The Parnas Texts Show, And Can We Splain Them You? YES! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Michael Flynn Not Guilty, YOU ARE THE GUILTY! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

DNC’s Perez Very Proud Of All His Diverse White Folks Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Puerto Rico Finally Getting Its Damn Disaster Aid Doktor Zooom, Wonkette